Pennsylvania: Should You Pull the Plug on Planting Green This Year? Apr 29, 2021

🕔Apr 29, 2021
Much of the state has received below average rainfall over the past 60 days (Figure 1). While above average rainfall is predicted for two weeks from now, below average rainfall […]

Pennsylvania: Planter Setup – Keep It Local Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
Every April, the time comes to start planting corn, drilling spring grains, thickening forage stands and getting soybeans in the ground. Before you plant, it is always a good idea […]

Cover Crops: 6 Tips For Managing ‘Em This Fall – DTN Mar 4, 2020

🕔Mar 4, 2020
A lot of novice cover croppers are heading into this spring, thanks to record prevented planting in 2019. Some cover crops will winterkill, leaving only residue to manage in the […]

Pennsylvania: Soil Compaction Threat Is High This Spring Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
On Monday the week of April 9, 2019, we were trying to create compaction using a 36-ton manure truck for a demonstration in preparation for Penn State’s Diagnostic Field Clinic […]

Planter Maintenance Checklist – 14 Steps to Take Before Spring Jan 10, 2019

🕔Jan 10, 2019
Whereas you may be able to get away with a poorly maintained planter in conventionally tilled soil, not so in tough no-till conditions. A no-till planter must be able to […]

Ohio: Avoid Soil Compaction – Reduce Your Axle Load Apr 10, 2018

🕔Apr 10, 2018
Heavy farm machinery compacts the soil, both on tilled ground and no-tilled ground. Compaction induced by agricultural machinery often affects soil properties and crop production. Axle load is the first […]

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